MANUAL - INDEX OF GENERAL ORDERS - 1863 - Printed in
Washington 1864 - 205 pgs Rarely come across these, the index for
the General Orders. Great reference tool for searching through the
GO's. Has both an index of names (individual soldiers) and subjects in
which to search. In very good condition with exception of heavy wear
on spine as can be seen in photos. Marble board covers with 3/4
leather (spine and corners). Missing flyleafs in front.
1866 PATENT GLASS / PEWTER FLASK - 7 1/4" In height.
Cap has "M.V. OLRY'S PATENT SEPT. 26, 1866" . I believe
the patent would have something to do with the spout and how
it seems to be molded right into the bottle. This can be seen
in the photos. Pewter cap and bottom cover (which when
looking through top into flask the markings of "OLRY &
CO. / PHILAD" is visible. Some bubble imperfections in
glass. Overall very good condition.
1862 BIBLE WITH ARMY-NAVY LIBRARY CHRISTIAN
COMMISSION NAMEPLATE - ID'd TO 60TH OVI - Bible
has a nice nameplate inside front cover "ARMY & NAVY
LIBRARY / PRESENTED BY THE / NEW YORK
CHRISTIAN COMMISSION". In pencil there is an ID of
W.E. Matsen / Fort Schuyler, NY. Matsen was a member of
the 60th Ohio Infantry. Cover hinges are very weak and
partially separated, rest of bible is good.
1841 MILITIA LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE
OF MAINE - 144pgs. 1841 - Augusta, Maine Nice early pre-Mexican
War manual used by all commissioned officers in the Militia.
Leather spine is in good condition and is not split as is seen in most
leather spine books this age. Some staining and foxing as would be
expected in a manual this old, otherwise in good condition.
CONFEDERATE BOND - CR-29 - $100. Confederate bond showing
vignette of R.M.T. Hunter. Lithographed in Richmond, Va. by B.
Duncan and issued April 15, 1862. Still retains eight of the original
interest coupons. Total of 8,884 were issued. Very good condition.
U.S. AGRICULTURAL ALMANAC FOR THE CIVIL WAR
YEAR OF 1862 - Printed in Lancaster, Pa by John Baer's
Sons, this 34 page almanac (6 5/8" x 8 1/8") was calculated
for the meridian of Pennsylvania and adjoining states, has
interesting stories, information on fruits, vegetables,
planting info., etc.. The almanac is soiled and has some
staining, along with some missing or folded corners on some
pages. Fairly decent condition though for a 145+ year old
item that no doubt saw heavy use at least for one year.
ARTILLERY SPONGE FOR 3" ORDNANCE RIFLE - This
one has seen better days. Approx. 40% of the original
carpet type fibers are off, exposing the heavy woven
backing. The 'pillow' is still intact inside. A little rough but
as honest as they come.
CIVIL WAR PERIOD LITHOGRAPH OF
BENTON BARRACKS, MO. - 10 3/4" x 16
5/8" overall size Litho by A. McLean in St.
Louis of the huge facility. Has been mounted
many years ago to a cloth backing resulting in
some ripples in the print and soiling to the
print in general. This is the first Benton
Barracks Litho I've seen. Looks like a good
majority of the soiling will come off with a
good drafting eraser if so desired.
PATRIOTIC COVER - 1865 dated Charles Magnus cover,
purple with silver text shows an eagle on shield and the text
" U.S. Armies operating against Richmond, Va. / Co.
Regt. Vol. Brig. Div.". Very good
condition. (Just as the above cover but with silver
SOLDIER'S BIBLE - 142ND ILLINOIS INFANTRY - 1 1/2" X
3 3/8" X 5" New and Old Testament Bible dated 1861 with old
ink ID "Supposedly Uncle Phil carried this through the Civil
War - later gave it to Fannie". There is also on the same page
a very light pencil inscription "Phil W. Bowers / Touico (?) /
LaSalle County / Illinois". Another pencil inscription on the
opposite page is the Fannie mentioned in the first "Fannie
Stevens / Freeport". Philip W. Bowers was in fact a soldier in
Co. I, 142nd Illinois Infantry but only in for five months.
After the War belonged to GAR Post #84 in Polo, Il. The bible
is somewhat shaken but complete missing most of the flap
tongue and the page with inscriptions is detached.
M-1881 U.S. HELMET PLUME - SIGNAL CORPS - Black
horsehair plume for the M-1881 helmet. Black was the
color designation for the Signal Corps in the 1890's. Very
good condition. One of the photos shows more of a light
brown color but color is actually dark black.
PATRIOTIC COVER - MAGNUS - Think this one may be a
typo. The corps badge looks more like a Sixth Corps than a
Ninth Corps. Signed with Chas. Magnus - considered to
have been the best during the War for patriotic covers.
Very good condition but some light foxing.